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1862 Fire Inquest

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  • 1862-07-03

This article relates to the fire of Bradford on June 24th, 1862, which originated in an unknown stable in the main city sector. There is no lasting record of a newspaper published during the week of the fire. "Fire Inquest On Friday morning last...

South Simcoe Times

187 John Street West

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  • 1995

This house is located at 187 John St. West (on the northwest corner of John and Toronto Streets). The 1½-storey, frame building was originally clad in stucco and it had a kitchen and rooms upstairs at the rear. There was also a garden and lawn at ...

Janice Hopkins

1871 Bradford Fire Account

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  • 1871-05-22

An article about a highly destructive fire that swept through Holland Street, destroying multiple buildings, businesses and homes. The original article appeared in the May 22nd, 1871 edition of the Toronto Daily Telegraph and was reprinted in 1901...

Libbie Campbell

1886 Fire

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  • 1886

Newspaper article from 1886 about a fire that destroyed buildings on the town's main thoroughfare and the fire suppression efforts of firefighters and citizens.

Bradford Witness

1890 Bradford Novelty Concert Programme

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  • 1890

The front cover of an 1890 program for a novelty concert in Bradford. Libbie Campbell daughter of William Campbell (the grain dealer) was one of the performers in the concert and is listed in the programme.

Lew Campbell

1892 West Gwillimbury Tax Collector's Roll

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  • 1892

Township of West Gwillimbury tax collector's roll for 1892. This was used by the town treasurer to record tax payments.

Township of West Gwillimbury

19 John Street West

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  • 1995

The mid-block building located at 19 John St. West was built pre-1900 in the Ontario Vernacular style. Frank Adamson, who ran a gas station, lived in this house after World War II. It later became the home of Henry Bell and Phyllis for a short tim...

Nancy Smith

1900s Records

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  • 1900-1999

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1905 Ontario Lacrosse Association Champion pendant

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  • 2017-04-05

Pendant from the 1905 OLA Championship for Bradford. Walter Reeves, Town Constable of Bradford from 1929-1946, was a well known lacrosse star from this match. The medal is inscribed with Walter's name on the back.

Bill Marks

1908 Train Wreck on G.T.R.

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  • 1908-07-15

Train wreck on the Grand Trunk Railway between Bradford and Gilford July 15, 1908, a result of making up time.

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